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Browsing Oceania, New Zealand, Australia.  Displaying records 1 - 15.
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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Low Estimate   High Bid
715 Congo, Cafrerie Southern Africa
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1762
A
$80.00  

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First state of this attractive map of the southern part of the continent and Madagascar with an inset of the Horn of Africa (Cote d' Ajan). Without a great amount of detail except the names of numerous tribes. Lake Malawi is shown as an elongated lake named Grand Lac Marari. The title cartouche is surrounded by jungle. Map engraved by E. Dussy and cartouche engraved by Arrivet.
716 A Military Sketch of That Part of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, Bordering on the Caffres and Most Exposed to Their Depredations... Southern Africa
William Faden
1818
B+
$275.00  

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This map was drawn by W. Wily of the 83rd Regiment during the Kaffir Wars of the eastern colony. It covers the region from Algoa Bay/Cape Recife inland to the Great Fish River, and includes a descriptive paragraph of this river at top. The mountainous topography is well-represented via hachuring, and the legend provides a key to military posts, troop quarters, villages, and more. Decorated by f...
717 Maris Pacifici, (quod Vulgo Mar del Zur) cum Regionibus Circumiacentibus, Insulisque in Eodem Passim Sparsis, Novissima Descriptio Pacific Ocean
Abraham Ortelius
1589
B+
$7,500.00  
The First Printed Map Devoted to the Pacific

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Ortelius’ seminal map of the Pacific is the first printed map devoted to the Pacific and the first to label the Americas separately as North and South subsequent to Mercator’s 1538 world map. The map draws on the cartography of Frans Hogenberg, Mercator’s world map of 1569, and Portuguese manuscript maps of Bartolomeo de Lasso. It widens the gap between Asia and North America while proper...
718 Carte des Terres Nouvellement Connues au Nord de la Mer du Sud Tant du Cote de l'Asie que du Cote de l'Amerique' North Pacific Ocean
Philip Buache
1761
B+
$140.00  

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This small and uncommon map shows an interesting version of the Buache/Delisle depiction of the Pacific Northwest, with a bulbous Alaskan peninsula, a massive Sea of the West, and an indefinite Northwest Passage via its network of outlandish waterways. The inland sea has a sketched connection to a large inland lake named la Grande Eau. This map combines Buache's cartography ...
719 Isole nel Mare di Sur Scoperte nel 1617. La Longitudine Comincia da l'Isola di Pico d'Asores d'Asia Carta XXII South Pacific Ocean
Sir Robert Dudley
1646
B+
$600.00  

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This simple but elegant map is from the first sea atlas based on Mercator's projection. The map covers the South Pacific islands discovered by Jacob le Maire on his 1616 voyage, including Vlegen Is., Waterland Is., Honden Is. northeast of Tahiti. The chart, beautifully engraved by Antonio Lucini, is embellished with a title cartouche, large compass rose and a sailing ship. This is the fi...
720 Carta particolare del Mare del Sur che comincia con l'Isole di Salamone e finiscie con la Costa di Lima nel Peru South Pacific Ocean
Sir Robert Dudley
1661
B+
$1,000.00  

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This elegant map is from the first sea atlas based on Mercator's projection. The map covers the South Pacific from the Solomon Islands to the coast of Peru. Dudley, a skilled mathematician and navigator, was exiled from England and settled in Florence where his atlas was published. The chart, beautifully engraved by Antonio Lucini, is embellished with a title cartouche, large compass rose, a sa...
721 Carte des Iles Salomon Salomon Islands
Clement Adrian Vincendon-Dumoulin
1838
B
$160.00  

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Detailed chart showing the track of the Astrolabe through the Solomon Islands with an inset "Carte de la Partie Meridionale du Groupe Rouk (Iles Hogoleu)." Vincendon-Dumoulin was the cartographer for Dumont d'Urville's important expedition to the Pacific and the Antarctic, which resulted in significant contributions to the mapping of the region.
722 Australia Australia
Adam & Charles. Black
1896
B+
$90.00  

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This double-page map of Australia is divided into Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. Tables at bottom list the counties in Western Australia and South Australia. There is good detail of rivers, topography, and cities.
723 [Lot of 43 - Complete Set of De Bry's Prints of Southeast Florida and Natives] Prints - Native American, Florida
Le Moyne/De Bry
1591
B+
$5,500.00  
Complete Set of De Bry's Native Floridians from Part II

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This fascinating lot is a complete set of the 42 plates on Florida Natives that were included in the first Latin edition of Part II of de Bry's Grands Voyages (Brevis Narratio Eorum quae in Florida Americae Provincia Gallis Acciderunt). The plates are based on Le Moyne's famous drawings of the French colonial attempts in southeastern Florida in the 1560s. This lot also includes an ...
724 [The Chickahominy Indians Make Peace Agreements with the English in 1614] Prints - Native American
Theodore de Bry
1631
A
$200.00  

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This engraving shows British Captain Samuel Argall (1580-1626) in negotiations with the Chickahominy Indians. The Chickahominy tribe inhabited the Tidewater area of Virginia, and helped the English settlers in Jamestown survive their first few winters. In 1614, the Chickahominy signed a treaty with the English, pledging warriors to help the English fight the Spanish colonies in Florida and the S...
725 Zee-Slagh Tusschen de Hr. Michiel de Ruiter en den Hr. Georg Ascue by Plymuyden op den 26 Augusti 1652 Prints - Ships
Daniel Stoopendaal
1691
A
$200.00  

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Incredible copper engraving depicting the battle of the First Sea War (1652-1654) between the Dutch and the English. Lord M. de Ruyter was a famous admiral of the Dutch navy, who spent much of his life fighting the English. The sea is literally filled with ships all the way to the horizon and the water is littered with life boats, swimming sailors and foundering ships. There are 24 Dutch ships ...
726 Marine, Pavillons Prints - Ships
Denis Diderot
1778
B+
$70.00  

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Handsome copper engraving containing numerous marine flags, some decorated with coats of arms. Included are the marine flags of Denmark, Russia, and the Papal naval ensign with the figures of St. Peter and St. Paul. Engraved by Benard. The Encyclopédie was published under the direction of Diderot with articles written by the most prominent philosophers of the time. These great minds collaborat...
727 Marine, Pavillons Prints - Ships
Denis Diderot
1778
B+
$70.00  

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Handsome copper engraving containing numerous marine flags, some decorated with coats of arms. The large flag depicted is that of Tripoli. Engraved by Benard. The Encyclopédie was published under the direction of Diderot with articles written by the most prominent philosophers of the time. These great minds collaborated in the goal of assembling and disseminating the fruits of accumulated know...
728 Marine, Pavillons Prints - Ships
Denis Diderot
1778
B+
$80.00  

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Handsome copper engraving containing 37 colorful marine flags, some decorated with coats of arms. Engraved by Benard. The Encyclopédie was published under the direction of Diderot with articles written by the most prominent philosophers of the time. These great minds collaborated in the goal of assembling and disseminating the fruits of accumulated knowledge and learning. Containing 72,000 art...
729 [On 2 Sheets] Ordines Sacri Romani Imp. ab Ottone III Instituti Prints - Heraldry
Abraham Ortelius
1624
A
$1,000.00  
Illustrated Ranks of the Holy Roman Empire

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This impressive pair of sheets illustrated the ranks of the Holy Roman Empire as established by Otto III (980-1002). At top is the Holy Roman Emperor seated in the center, flanked by officials and electors. The second row shows Dukes and Marquises and the third row shows provincial and military dignitaries (counts). The second sheet continues the order of ranking with counts, barons, freemen (o...


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